Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dunya News obtains copy of pilot's test: Shaheen Air, Boeing 737-400, AP-BJO, Flight NL-142

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Dunya News on Saturday obtained medical test reports of pilot of the crash landed Shaheen airline’s flight that indicates high level of alcohol in pilot’s blood, Dunya News reported.

According to details, the alcohol level of 83 milligram per deciliter was found in pilot Asmat Mahmood’s blood. This test was carried out by an authentic laboratory on the day of accident.

As per the report, the human mind ceases to perform if alcohol level of 100 is found in the blood. The medical experts say that the ability to control the body reduces if the alcohol level is between 50 and 100.

The report further says that had it been 17 gram more alcohol, the pilot would have become incapacitated to control the plane.

It was also discovered that the blood sample was taken way after the accident occurred. The more delay in time of sampling, the less amount of alcohol will be found.

At least 10 passengers were injured in the incident that took place on November 3rd causing damage to the aircraft as the plane veered off the runway, perhaps caused by a tire burst.

Shaheen Airlines Flight NL-142, flying from Karachi to Lahore, made the landing at 9.27am at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

Reports say the tire of the aircraft burst due to a fault in the landing gear, after which the aircraft skidded off the runway. The runway was temporarily shut down with expected flight delays.

A total of 167 passengers were on board the aircraft. The injured were provided with immediate medical treatment, however, none was reported to be critical.


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